Originally Posted by IversonMelo2K7
Krause is an embarassment and true NBA fans should never forgive him. He deprived us of 2-3 more years of the Bulls(minumum). All the free agents would have come back from the 98 team in MJ came back, and he would have come back had Krause promised not to rebuild. Mike wasn't ready to reture, but he hated Krause and hated that he was so excited to rebuild when he had a champiohsip team already. Jordan may have played five for years for the Bulls, seeing as he retired in 2003. Pippen would have signed a five-year deal with the Bulls instead of Houston, and they could make a few changes to the supporting cast and proably dump Rodman. A team liek that could have easily defeated the 99 Kicks, 00 Pacers, 01 Sixers, 02 and 03 Nets and return to the finals. Those Bulls teams left a lot on the table. Krause ruined it.
Lets just say that you are right - lets say that Krause wanted to rebuild and alienated the players.
That's Krause's genius. How many teams do we see peak, then slowly slowly slowly work their way to obscurity. Seeing it right now in Det and NJ. Meanwhile, the players keep signing contracts as they get older and older.
At some point you've got to blow it up and rebuild, or you just post-pone the inevitable andendure painfully mediocre seasons.
Krause's mistake was not realizing that FA's would turn up their noses at money. I still don't really understand that.